This year's edition of the Consumer Electronics Show is in the books and what a trip it has been!
We hyped CES 2015 as one of our biggest launch in years and we feel like we have delivered on that promise. Not only did we launch several new product lines, we also announced a major partnership and demonstrated once again, that no one cares more about their Heritage than us.
It is genuinely a great time to be a Klipsch employee and a Klipsch customer. Yes, we have made mistakes along the way, but the weather calls for sunny skies and kick-ass sound.
We are also proud to say that we took home at a pair of awards from CES 2015!
Digital Trends named the Klipsch Premiere Wireless speakers with WISA as their Top Tech of CES 2015 for home audio. We had many people stop by our booth, informing us that they were very skeptical of the quality of wireless speakers.
Boy, did we prove them wrong! Each person who walked out of our demo room came away impressed. We may not always be first to market, but you better believe we'll make a product that sounds the best.
New Egg also bestowed upon us their Vendor of the Year award which is a testament to our sales team, who have done an incredible job even in the face of a tough economy and ever-evolving marketplace. Well done, team!
We would like to thank everyone who came by the Klipsch booth during CES 2015. Without you, we can't do what we do. It has been so much fun to talk to Klipsch fans, some of whom have setups with multiple Klipschorns, La Scalas and Heresys all in one room.
A big shout-out to the members of the Klipsch Forums who came by the booth. Your passion for the brand is what both keeps us on our toes and passionate about making the world's best loudspeakers.
We already thanked Auralex Acoustics, U-Turn Audio, Dolby and the WISA Association, but one more time can't hurt. We are blessed to have partners who genuinely align with our mission and help us fulfill that mission by giving us the tools to create the best sounding environment for the home, cinema or wherever. Rock on, friends!
Enough with the gushy stuff, let's get back to the products. After all, that's why were are here. Below is what we introduced at CES 2015.
Klipsch Reference Premiere (Available now)
Klipsch Reference On-Ear (Available for pre-order for February)
Klipsch Reference Premiere with Dolby® Atmos (Projected Q2)
Klipsch Reference Premiere Wireless (Projected Q3)
Made in USA Heritage-Inspired Concept for Wireless Speakers (TBD)
That is a lot to take in even for our employees, but each product shown at CES 2015 has a specific purpose for existing and is deserving of the Klipsch name. We have no doubt that you are going to love what you hear. Companies may say they're proud of their products. We actually are.
As far as additional information goes, we are hoping to be able to provide more info soon on the products that are due later this year. We have to keep a couple things close to the vest, but it'll be worth the wait. Klipsch.com has all the information you'll need on the passive Reference Premiere speakers. (Mmm...copper cones)
Feedback for our Heritage-inspired wireless speakers that are designed, engineered and built in the United States has been quite impressive, but we have to remind everyone that this is indeed a concept speaker. Again, the buzz is awfully encouraging, particularly on the Klipsch Forums. By the way, how cool is it that two Klipsch engineers are directly responding to customers? That is just one example of why this is a special place to work.
Oh and it was pretty cool to get a retweet and excited comment from long-time Klipsch La Scala-owner Elijah Wood who is best known for his work as Frodo in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
We will be delivering podcasts from our WPWK sessions with the likes of Marky Ramone, Eddie Kramer, Bob Heil, Jim Hunter, Steve Dobo, etc. We should push them out soon enough, but please remember that we'll need some recovery time from CES 2015.
On that note, we should add that the Klipsch staff as a whole works extremely hard at CES 2015. It requires hours upon hours of being "on", shoveling food down your gullet in a 3x3 closet and standing on your feet for hours on end. Unfortunately, we can't expense foot massages!
Anyway, that's all we have from CES 2015! If you have any questions, please post them and we'll be happy to answer. You will be hearing a lot more about our partnership with the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame, so stay tuned for more great stuff from the Klipsch Joint.
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